Speaking on CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, Haley declared that she doesn’t think Trump will be impeached.
In a clip of the interview posted late Friday, Haley was asked if she believes the Democrat-led House’s impeachment inquiry will “ultimately” result in Trump’s ouster.
Haley responded, “No. On What? You’re gonna impeach a president for asking for a favor that didn’t happen and– and giving money and it wasn’t withheld?”
“I don’t know what you would impeach him on,” she continued, adding, “And look, Norah, impeachment is, like, the death penalty for a public official.”
The former U.N. ambassador went on to suggest the phone call transcript between Trump and the Ukrainian president has “nothing” in it that should result in impeachment.
“When you look at the transcript, there’s nothing in that transcript that warrants the death penalty for the president.”
The CBS anchor, however, pushed back, saying it’s “not a complete transcript” and that “there are still things that are missing from it.”
Haley stood her firm on her position in saying, “There’s just nothing impeachable there.”
See Haley’s comments below:
.@norahodonnell: "Do you think ultimately [POTUS] will be impeached & removed from office?"— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 9, 2019
Nikki Haley: "No. On what? You're going to impeach a president for asking for a favor that didn't happen & giving money & it wasn't withheld? I don't know what you would impeach him on." pic.twitter.com/GtSwBokVkU
The full interview with Haley will air on “CBS Sunday Morning” on Sunday.